• Unrestricted Root Growth

• Reduces Transplant Shock

• No Plastic to DISPOSE OF


Features & Benefits

• Stronger, more durable

• Increased water
holding capacity

• Greater root capacity

CowPots are 100% biodegradable, natural, sustainable, recycled and eliminate the need for plastic because it’s the pot you plant!
CowPots allow for unrestricted root growth, reduce transplant shock and break down within weeks of planting. With no plastic waste, transplanting is quick and convenient because it’s the pot you plant.
Established on our Connecticut dairy farm in 1997, CowPots are 100% made in the USA. When you buy CowPots, you are supporting American famers and American jobs.

CowPots are the BETTER biodegradable pot.

USDA Specialty Crops Research Initiative funded a study that found Manure-based containers had nearly completely degraded (88 percent), while straw, wood fiber, soil wrap, peat, coir, and rice hull degraded 18-47 percent.*

Tender, young roots easily penetrate the sides and bottoms of CowPots, growing freely.  This allows for air pruning and formation of root buds. Secondary root development throughout the pot grow into dense, healthy root systems recognized as critical to growing healthy plants

*Nursery Management – Pick Your Pot

horttech biodegradable pots

Recently published university study reviewing biocontainers for nursery use, included CowPots.


I've already done a lot of spring planting of seeds using Cow Pots. I have LOVED using them! When the roots start to grow through the pot, it's time to move the plants into the garden, and they just take off. No more guessing, no more damaged roots. I've never been able to grow broccoli before, and had some very "leggy" seedlings. I really didn't think they would make it but, sure enough they took off growing too. Other growers have said they don't want to go to the expense, but when you have a much higher success rate for seeds, it's worth the cost. Very glad I bought them in bulk, now I just need more garden space!
SusanHome Gardener
We have been tagging CowPots on facebook with all the pictures! They have been a HUGE hit, we really can't thank you enough. Kids have been so excited to get to take a plant home.
Nicole ShermanCity Growers, NYC
Our farm was the first certified-organic farm in Virginia to use your pots...We LOVE … CowPots and so do our customers. We use your CowPots for market plant sales and for starts in our field. They hold up quite well in our greenhouse and also hold up well at the market. Our customers report to us that their transplants from CowPots get off to a better start than the plants they buy from other growers in conventional plastic pots. They like the fact that they don't disturb the new plants root system when transplanting.
Wendy DarlingFull Circle Farm, Virginia

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CowPots FAQs


How should I handle my plants in CowPots?
When plants become established in the CowPot you can lift plant at the base of the stalk. This method is easy and efficient and minimizes root stress and possible damage to the CowPot.
How can I tell if I’m properly watering my seedlings?
You can tell by color and touch. When pot walls are dark brown and moist to the touch, they do not need to be watered. When light brown and dry, it’s time to water again.
Should I use fertilizer in my CowPots?
Yes. CowPots do not take the place of fertilizer. Use your normal feeding protocol with the fertilizer of your choice.

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